Discover things to do in Melbourne this weekend, from free events to exhibitions, attractions and places to visit.

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Meurants Lane

Meurants Lane

A play about three brothers battling themselves, each other, drugs and grief in Western Sydney.

Luminous: A Festival of Watercolour
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Luminous: A Festival of Watercolour

An exhibition of over 100 quality watercolours from past masters, international stars and locals.

Melbourne Design Week

Melbourne Design Week

Celebrating design with an eleven-day program of activities, exhibitions and installations.

The Big Design Market: Almost Winter

The Big Design Market: Almost Winter

Enjoy a showcase of over 200 independent Australian designers, with delicious food and wine.

Tosca

Tosca

Opera's greatest thriller with sensational music, the best villain and an unforgettable ending.

The Long Walk: Naarm

The Long Walk: Naarm

A First Nations festival featuring live entertainment and the iconic Long Walk to the G.

The Guilty Feminist Podcast Live

The Guilty Feminist Podcast Live

Experience a live recording of the acclaimed podcast The Guilty Feminist.

Lions Club Multicultural Day

Lions Club Multicultural Day

An extraordinary celebration of cultural diversity and unity with performances and workshops.

The Melbourne Jigsaw Puzzle Competition for a Cause

The Melbourne Jigsaw Puzzle Competition for a Cause

Your mission is to complete a jigsaw puzzle as fast as possible to raise funds for Headspace.

Preserving Practice

Preserving Practice

Join Marian Abboud and Kickstart artists An.Other Collective for a hands-on pickling workshop

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Skyline Melbourne
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Skyline Melbourne

The new Skyline Melbourne precinct offers a ferris wheel, mini-golf, and food and drink options.

Leonardo Da Vinci
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Leonardo Da Vinci

Explore the life and legacy of the visionary artist, inventor, scientist and philosopher.

Bakery Hill Whisky Distillery Tour and Tasting
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Bakery Hill Whisky Distillery Tour and Tasting

Learn how Bakery Hill produces its malts on a tour and tasting led by a distiller.

Chicago the Musical
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Chicago the Musical

With a glittering score including All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle, Chicago is back.

Beings by Universal Everything

Beings by Universal Everything

Move, dance and play in this interactive exhibition that will surprise and delight all ages.

Joy
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Joy

Experience an emotive adventure where creativity, colour and storytelling join forces.

WICKED the Musical
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WICKED the Musical

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster WICKED has flown into Melbourne.

NGV Architecture Commission: (This is) Air
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NGV Architecture Commission: (This is) Air

The NGV 2023 Architecture Commission is a large-scale installation that makes the invisible visible.

Monopoly Dreams

Monopoly Dreams

Enjoy a fully immersive and interactive Monopoly experience, featuring games and challenges.

Wurrdha Marra
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Wurrdha Marra

Sharing the work of First Nations artists across time and place.

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market
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Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Discover unique, handcrafted treasures made by local artisans.

History and Donuts Walking Tour
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History and Donuts Walking Tour

Discover the sweeter side of Melbourne on this walking tour.

Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market

This beloved Melbourne landmark is the largest open air market in the southern hemisphere.

The NBA Exhibition
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The NBA Exhibition

The NBA Exhibition is the ultimate one-of-a-kind adventure experience for basketball enthusiasts.

Run the Tan: Run Club
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Run the Tan: Run Club

Start the weekend off on the right foot with a run around the Tan.

The Vaudeville Revue: Cabaret, Comedy and Burlesque
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The Vaudeville Revue: Cabaret, Comedy and Burlesque

Be captivated for over two hours of cabaret, burlesque comedy, sideshow and an array of surprises.

JXSH MVIR: Forever I Live
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JXSH MVIR: Forever I Live

The first major solo retrospective exhibition of the late Josh Muir.

House Down Under
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House Down Under

Australia’s favourite inverted house photo experience brings topsy-turvy fun to Melbourne.

The Art of the Brick Immersive Experience
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The Art of the Brick Immersive Experience

See works of art crafted from LEGO bricks, in an immersive digital space.

Mystery Basement Bar Hop
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Mystery Basement Bar Hop

Solve clues to unveil three hidden venues and enjoy pre-paid drinks and snacks.

Mystery Picnic: Melbourne Laneways
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Mystery Picnic: Melbourne Laneways

Solve clues, taste and collect pre-paid gourmet food on this unique foodie adventure.

Saboteurs
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Saboteurs

Join an Among Us-style game played in real life.

Melbourne Book Market

Melbourne Book Market

Melbourne Book Market is a curated collection of more than 5,000 new and pre-loved titles.

Melbourne Magic Show
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Melbourne Magic Show

Enjoy a theatrical magic experience like no other.

Carnival of Karactors
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Carnival of Karactors

A monthly cabaret show featuring sexy and silly circus artists, comedians and burlesque performers.

Local Lunch Club
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Local Lunch Club

Enjoy a gardening workshop, live music and a free lunch cooked on-site using surplus food.

Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard

An epic new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece starring Sarah Brightman.

Makers Market at The District
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Makers Market at The District

This outdoor undercover monthly Sunday market at Docklands features craft, gifts, fashion and food.

Melbourne Craft Fair
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Melbourne Craft Fair

Enjoy a contemporary craft fair at Queen Victoria Market.

Kings of Comedy: Underground, Uncensored, Unrivalled
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Kings of Comedy: Underground, Uncensored, Unrivalled

Enjoy stand-up comedy from future stars and celebrity guest headliners.

Sands of Time: Kids' Archaeology Dig

Sands of Time: Kids' Archaeology Dig

Learn how to unearth and document ancient artefacts in this free kids workshop for Archaeology Week.

Sunday Night Stand Up Comedy Show
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Sunday Night Stand Up Comedy Show

A mix of comics from the TV and radio, alongside some future stars.

What's on in May
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What's on in May

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Homo Pentecostus
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Homo Pentecostus

Joel Bray invites you to explore queer identity within the confines of a 1990s Pentecostal church.

April/May Exhibitions
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April/May Exhibitions

See three new art exhibitions at Kings during the months of April and May.

Traveling the Portillo Way: Stories of Rail
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Traveling the Portillo Way: Stories of Rail

The fascination of rail travel explored in photographs.

Improvised Comedy: The Remix
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Improvised Comedy: The Remix

Improvised comedy from true stories, sampled and remixed to create comedy gold.

AFL Round 11: Carlton v Gold Coast Suns

AFL Round 11: Carlton v Gold Coast Suns

Head to Marvel Stadium this Saturday as the Blues play host to Gold Coast Suns.

Stanislava Pinchuk: The Theatre of War
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Stanislava Pinchuk: The Theatre of War

Experience three captivating video performances inspired by Homer's Iliad.

Sports Precinct Walking Tour
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Sports Precinct Walking Tour

Explore Melbourne's sports precinct on foot with a local guide, including a tour of the MCG.

Pinot and Picasso
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Pinot and Picasso

Enjoy a creative experience built on connection and good times.

Motley Jazz
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Motley Jazz

See some of Melbourne’s finest jazz musicians at this free event at The Motley Bauhaus.

Neville French: From the Crest
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Neville French: From the Crest

These large-scale hand-thrown ceramic pots are inspired by the mystery and beauty of the skies.

Rachel Robb: Light Duty

Rachel Robb: Light Duty

An solo exhibition of paintings from Rachel Robb.

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